Wednesday, 31 December 2014

My Five Favourite Creations of 2014

Hello, hope you are having a lovely New Year's Eve.  I have so far popped to town with Georgia to grab a few last minute sale bargains, brought lots of yummy things for our New Year's Eve gathering this evening and am now settling into my craft room to get some DT work finished.  Phew, need a large coffee before I get started lol!

The lovely Debby has asked us bloggers to share our five favourite creations from this last year, so here are my five, in no particular order.

Number # 1 - A Pink Teddy

This little card is from January.  I have used the gorgeous Little Claire - 'Daisy Bear' image to make a really girly card.

Number # 2 - A Hobby Art 'Bird' card

I just love these bird images from Hobby Art.  They are so pretty and are great to stamp up and colour in.

Number # 3 - Craftwork Cards Paper Set card

I just love this bird set from Craftwork Cards, have made so many cards and projects with this kit. A real bargain and such beautiful images.

Number # 4 - It's a Pleasure!

A beautiful stamp from Little Claire. I love these two colours together and the image reminds me of my three lovely daughters.


Number # 5 - A Robin Christmas Card

This is a wonderful stamp image from Hobby Art, as I love Robin's I couldn't wait to colour it in when it arrived through the postbox.

That's my five favs of the year.  Hope you like them too.

Happy New Year to everyone that has taken the time to visit my blog during 2014 and have left such lovely comments.  I really appreciate them all!

Here's to a healthly and wealthy 2015.

love and hugs



Tuesday, 30 December 2014

My Favourite Five Christmas Cards of 2014

Good evening bloggers!

The lovely Debby has some some Christmas candy over on her blog HERE, all you have to do is share your favourite five Christmas cards of 2014. So here are mine, in no particular order :

Number # 1 - A Christmas Wreath

I have used the gorgeous little fairy 'Mae' from Hobby Art.  Lots of cream silky card and a poinsettia die were used on my wreath.

Number # 2 - Poinsettia Tent Card

I love making these shaped cards, they are so quick and easy to do.  The image is a favourite from Little Claire - 'Poinsettia Cluster'. It is great to stamp up, colour in and decoupage!

Number # 3 - Bertie the Snowman

I just love this little stamp. 'Bertie' is from Hobby Art.  I have also used the 'Typepad Alphabet' and a snowflake from the 'Penguin's' set on my card.  The bobbly stuff was from Wilko's lol. I have covered it in Mercury Glass glitter glue.

Number # 4 - A Snowflake Owl

Here is a little cutey image from Little Claire. It was launched this Autumn and is so lovely to colour in.  I love the pink with kraft card combo.


Number # 5 - Robin & Berries Mini-Star Album

I just love making these little albums, so these stamps were just right to use.  The set is 'Robin's and Berries' from Hobby Art, and I just love them!

Here is one of the page layouts inside :

That is my five for 2014.

Hope you have enjoyed seeing them again.  If you want to join in with Debby's post, just click on the link above.

I will be back to share my favourite cards from 2014.

Thanks for dropping by today.



Monday, 29 December 2014

Book Owl Flag Card Project

Hi bloggers,

Here is my project for Little Claire Likes project, over on the blog today.  I have made a 'Flag' card using the 'Book Owl' stamp and have added some elements from the 'Good Times' stamp set around the card.

This fabby little stamp is on special offer until Thursday,  Just pop on over HERE to treat yourself.

I have been very busy doing blog admin today and now am busy choosing my four favourite Christmas cards of the year, so will be back tomorrow to share them with you.

Thanks for stopping by, have a lovely evening.



Monday, 22 December 2014

A Changing Birdhouse Card

Good morning, hoping all of your Christmas preparations are finished. I still have some wrapping and veg buying to get done but that's it, am done!
Am sharing a little card that I have made for the 'Little Claire Like's' project over on the Little Claire blog today.  Every Monday, we share a small tutorial on a card made using the showcased stamp set of the week.
Above and below is my card using 'Changing Birdhouse'

You can see the full tutorial and the stamp set is at the special price of £6.50 (normally £8.99) on the website until Thursday or Christmas Day!
We also have a Little Claire Digi-Stamp DT Call on our blog at the moment, so if you love Little Claire images and to stamp, then apply.  Full details are on the main blog HERE.
Off to get myself a large coffee and then get wrapping.
Have a lovely, happy and healthy Christmas and thanks so much for visiting my blog over the past year.

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Little Claire Digi-Stamp Design Team Call

Over at Little Claire, we are looking for lots of lovely new teamies to work with our digi-stamps.
Do you love Little Claire stamps?
Do you love to use digi-stamps on your cards and projects?
If yes to the above, the Little Claire Team are looking for keen crafters to become members of our
Little Claire Digi-Stamp Design Team
We will be recruiting between four and six crafters to work along side our existing Design Team. We would need you to make cards using our fantastic digi-stamps, post regular projects on the Little Claire blog and your own, comment on challenges etc.
You can live anywhere in the world and need to have a blog that you regularly contribute to.
Here is what is involved :
We are looking for enthusiastic, reliable, dedicated crafters who can meet deadlines and the following points below:
(1) Have a blog on which they post regularly.  It would also be great if you use other social media like Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.
(2) Are able to work with digi-stamps and papers to produce cards and other projects for Little Claire.
(3)  Are able to take good quality, clear photographs of their cards/projects.
(4) Can provide a photo tutorial for a card or project made with digi-stamps on a weekly rota basis.
(5) Can provide a card/project for our monthly blog challenge.
(6) Are able to comment on an allocated number from our challenge entries.
(7) Can make additional cards to promote new digi-stamps, special offers etc.
In return, Little Claire will provide digi-stamps for when, it's your turn to provide a photo tutorial for the blog. You are making your card for the monthly challenge or making an additional card for us.

You will also be part of the Little Claire family and have support from our existing Design Team members.
If you are interested and can commit to all of the above, please email Heidi @, with the title 'Digi-DT'. Telling her why you would love to be part of our new team. Include a sample(s) of your creations and giving a brief outline about yourself.
The Little Claire Digi-Stamp Design Team will be announced on

Monday, 5th January 2015.
Good luck!

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Robin's and Berries

Good morning,
Well the lurgy finally arrived yesterday, after a week of will it, won't it, so have been snuggled up today drinking lots of lemsip.
Here is my card for the Hobby Art blog today.  I have made a stand card using the gorgeous 'Birds and Berries' set that was launched recently.  You can see the full project HERE.
Here is the inside of my card

Its such a beautiful set, I love using it! 
Am trying frantically to get my cards finished and posted, not enough hours in the day.
Anyway, have a lovely evening and thanks for stopping by my blog today.

Monday, 8 December 2014

Sunflowers Z Fold Card

Good morning,
Hoping my post finds you all well, warm and bug free! I have the start of the sniffles and am hoping it will go away asap.  My poor Georgia and Jess are both feeling poorly, so am sure I will be joining them too.

 Here is my Monday project for Little Claire.  I have used the gorgeous 'Sunflower' stamp set, which is my fav of all of the vast sets that they sell.

 Here is my 'Z' fold card (above and below) using the set, I so loved colouring it in!
 I have stamped up all of the images in the set and have coloured them in using Promarker's.  For the full instructions on how it was made, pop on over HERE to the main blog.
This lovely stamp set is on offer until Thursday, at only £6.50 instead of £8.99 on the website.
I had a great time demoing at The Craft Barn mini-fest yesterday.  A huge thanks to all of the wonderful ladies that came and sat and watched my demos of Christmas, Babies and bird cards. So great to see familiar faces and new ones too!  I will share some photos of the cards in another post.
I am so pleased to announce that I have some more class dates to share at The Craft Barn, firstly :
Friday, 9th January 2015
Am Class - Scene-It Cards (Harbour & Country Scenes) using Hobby Art Stamps
Pm Class - Star Book Card using the 'VintageHobby Art Stamp set
Saturday, 24th January 2015
Am Class - Pop Up Cards using 'Lavina' stamps
Pm Class - Vintage Tag Cards using 'Spectrum Noir' pencils
If you would like to book on one of my classes, you can go directly HERE
Off to Christmas shop and coffee with a lovely friend. Have a lovely Monday!

Monday, 1 December 2014

Butterfly Flourish Card

Good afternoon, just sharing a little card that I have made for the 'Little Claire Likes' project today, over on the blog HERE.
I have used the gorgeous set 'Butterfly Flourish' which comes with some lovely flourish stamps and a great sentiment.  You can get this lovely set at the reduced price of £6.50 (normally £8.50) until Thursday this week, over on the Little Claire website HERE.
My girls had a teacher training day today, so we went shopping for family Christmas gifts and then brought ourselves a little real tree. We normally have a six foot imitation tree but decided this year, we are going small.  We have a lovely bay window in our lounge, so we have got a lovely little tree to fit on it.  Georgia has given her the name of Mabel and we plan to plant her in the garden after Christmas.  I will share a photo, once she has been decorated.
Have a lovely evening, thanks for stopping by my blog today.

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Hobby Art 'Mae' Christmas Wreath

Ooo am slightly late in posting this, apologies one and all!
Have been very busy this week with Hobby Art Workshop makes and my classes over at The Craft Barn.
Here is my Hobby Art blog project using the gorgeous little fairy 'Mae'.  I have given her a Christmas feel by making her my central image for my little wreath. I have coloured her in using Promarker's and the flowers are made from some lovely cream pearl envelopes that I have just lying around.
Off to grab a large coffee and then back to the craft room.  Am starting my Christmas cards today, so hopefully I will be organised in time, fingers crossed X
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, 20 November 2014

What If I Fall? Competition

Hi, am sharing a couple of my recent cards using the beautiful new stamp set - 'What if I fall?'
This little set is a new one from 'Little Claire'.  The DT have made some gorgeous cards, which you can go visit HERE.
My first card is in blue and pink tones and have gone mono using cream and black on my second.

'Little Claire' are running a competition where you could win this lovely little set, you just need to pop over to the blog and tell Gill and Steve what you are frightened of.
I am really scared of large brown spiders, deep water, heights and metal coat-hangers.  Yes, its a strange one, but I really don't like to touch them at all! I think I have this in common with the famous American actress Joan Crawford lol :)
Anyway, you have until Thursday, 27th November 2014 to enter, so good luck!
Thanks for stopping by my blog today.  Am busy prepping for my classes at The Craft Barn tomorrow.  We will be making cards using acetate and gilding flakes.
Take care,

Monday, 17 November 2014

A Christmas Wreath

Good morning, just sharing a little Christmas wreath I have made using the lovely 'Little Claire' - 'Snowman Bunting' stamp set, that is reduced this week over on the website HERE.
Its such a lovely stamp to colour in and am a bit hooked on making these little wreaths, it's the third in as many days lol.  Back tomorrow with another to share.
Thanks for stopping by, off for coffee with my lovely brother to catch up on the family gossip lol.

Monday, 10 November 2014

Penguin Hugs - Shaker Card

Good evening,
Am sharing a little shaker card that I have made using the gorgeous 'Penguin Hugs' stamp from Little Claire.
It is such a cute image, and great for most cards including Christmas.
You can pop on over to the main LC blog HERE, for the full products and instructions.
Am so looking forward to my first classes at The Craft Barn this week.  We are making 'Star' and 'Slider' cards on Friday.  We will be using Woodware and Hobby Art stamps on the class, they are all very festive with lots of glitter! I do believe there are a few places left for the 'Star' card workshop in the afternoon.  If you would like to book on, pop on over HERE and I look forward to seeing you on Friday.
Also on Friday, 21st November, I will be taking a full-day class where we will be making 'Acetate Cards', using glitter, gilding flakes and embossing powders.  Details again HERE, should you wish to book on the workshop.  Lastly, I will be doing 'Male' cards and 'Tunnel & Stand' Card workshops on Sunday, 7th December 2014, so I do hope to see you for some festive crafty fun!
Am feeling really Christmassy today, I even went and brought new twinkle lights and decorations for our new tree which we will be buying soon.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today,

Saturday, 8 November 2014

A Shaped Card

Happy Saturday to you!
Am sharing a little Christmas 'Tee Pee' shaped card today. It is my DT card for the Little Claire Monthly Challenge over on the blog.  I have used a gorgeous stamp called 'Poinsettia Cluster'. Its a pleasure to colour in and decoupage.  Have added some gorgeous tartan ribbon, a little silver charm, some linen twine and finally, some gold liquid pearls!
We would like to see all of your shaped cards and if you enter, you could win these crafty goodies :
The prize includes :
1 x Frosty Winter – Blue paper
1 x Small White Dots on Blue paper
1 x Gingham Lilac paper
1 x Snowflakes on Dark Blue paper
1 x Snowflakes on Blue paper
2m Red Tartan Ribbon
Red Bling Diamantes
3D Foam Sticky Squares
1 x A4 Sheet 3D Die Cut Decoupage – Fabulous Christmas
1 x Penguin Hugs stamp
1 x Joy, Hope & Wonder stamp
The teamies have made some outstanding dt cards this month, so please do click on the link above and go take a look-see!
Off to catch up with some Saturday telly. A bit of Strictly, X-Factor then Jonathan Ross, me thinks whilst doing some craft projects I have on the go.
Have a great evening!

Friday, 7 November 2014

What if I fall? Stamp Set

Happy Friday to you!
Am sharing a couple of cards using a lovely new stamp set from Little Claire, called 'What if I fall?'. It is newly launched this week, along with some other images, my cards to follow.
Anyone that knows me, knows how much I love birds so this little image is so me!
Firstly, I have made a mono card, just cream & black, which I feel goes so well today.  Have teamed it up with some gorgeous paper from the 'Noir et Chic' paper stack, a lovely swirl, bird cage and bird die finish my card off.
My second is in turquoise, my favourite colour!  The little flowers are made of felt and the ribbon is some from Wilko's, a bargain at £1 per reel - ribbon heaven!

Anyway, do pop on over to the blog to see the newly launched stamps.  Go via HERE and if your not lucky enough to visit the NEC this week, like myself, go treat yourself to some bargains on the website.
Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Robin and Berries Mini-Star Album

Hello bloggers,
I have shared a blog project on the Hobby Art blog today, of a Mini-Star Album using some gorgeous newly released stamps from the lovely Jenny and all at Hobby Art.
'Robin and Berries' are a fabulous set of stamps, lots of fabby images to play with, colouring heaven!
Anyway, here is my album.
I have coloured all of my images in with Promarkers

Lots of brown ink and sweet Christmas sentiments
Red Stickles Glitter Glue on all of the berries
Here is the finished album, tied together.
Please pop on over to the Hobby Art blog to see my full tutorial.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today,

Monday, 3 November 2014

Little Claire November Club & Little Claire Likes Cards

Good afternoon, am sharing a couple of Little Claire makes today.
Firstly, a card using the new November club stamp - 'Little Elephants', its a cute little set for both adult and children's cards.

My first card is a quick and easy make. Just love this little image! Pop on over to the blog to see the other DT makes HERE.
My second card for the day is my 'Little Claire Likes' project using 'The Magic of Christmas' stamp set, which you can buy at a special price over on the blog HERE.
It has a secret sentiment part inside.

I have had a very busy but fun weekend! Firstly, on Saturday, I did my first demo at The Craft Barn, met lots of lovely new crafters and old friends.  Then yesterday, I went with my lovely friend Lindsay to the Sincerely Yours show at Tonbridge in Kent.  Managed to get everything on my 'Want' list plus more I just 'had' to buy lol.  Now playing catch up with housework, washing etc, it never ends!
There are still a couple of spaces left for my 'Star' & 'Slider' card classes at The Craft Barn on Friday, 14th November.  Do hope you can make them!
Thanks for stopping by my blog today, have a great day!

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Bertie the Snowman

Good morning,
Hoping you are keeping safe, warm and dry wherever you may be!
The weather is quite bad down here in the South East, strong winds that will be getting worse later today, its all quite scary!
I am sharing a little card today, using 'Bertie the Snowman' from Hobby Art.  I just love him! I have paper pieced his scarf and hat from some gorgeous Craft Creations scraps of paper. Added lots of Stampendous glitter and Stickles glitter glue.  The wonderful bobble ribbon is from Wilko's, I brought quite a few rolls so you may see it on my makes again lol!
You can see my full project over on the Hobby Art blog HERE.
Also, I am so happy to be demoing at The Craft Barn, November mini-fest next weekend (Saturday, 1st November). I do hope you can come along and say hi to me and the other demonstrators there.  Am busy making lots of things to show, all very festive!
I am staying firmly indoors today, have lots of crafty work to get finished. CoCo and Molly are keeping me company along with a large pot of fresh coffee and the odd bar of Cadbury's, a must have for me when crafting.
Keep safe and warm lovely bloggers!

Monday, 20 October 2014

Christmas Geese

Good evening, am hoping all you bloggers are well and have had a good day?
Am sharing another 'Little Claire Likes' project card with you today.  It is from a glorious little set called 'Christmas Geese' which is on special offer at £5.00 (usually £8.99), for four days only, just pop on over HERE to treat yourself.
My card is another quick and simple one and I have put the sentiment inside the card this time. 
You can see my full blog post HERE, including a product and instruction list.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today,

Monday, 13 October 2014

A Silver Christmas Card

Hi there,
Wow Monday again, where does the time go? I have been indoors all day, have done lots of work and got a few cards done.  Also I have cooked a roast and got lots of washing done. Who said woman are bad at multi-tasking lol?
Here is my little card for the 'Little Claire Likes' project, over on the Little Claire blog today. I have used the gorgeous new 'Scarves and Hats' stamp set, which is on special offer this week over on the website.
You can see my full project, with products and instructions HERE on the blog.
Have a wonderful day,

Sunday, 12 October 2014

A Christmas Bauble

Good morning, its very autumnal here and we are expecting more rain. So am staying put in the craft room and am not coming out until dinner needs cooking today lol!
Here is my DT make for the Little Claire Monthly Challenge, our theme this month is 'Christmas'.  So I have made a little bauble using the gorgeous 'Little Robin Redbreast' stamp set.
These little baubles can be brought at Hobby Craft, the card and ribbon from Little Claire from their website HERE.
You could win all of these wonderful goodies :
Included in the prize are :

1 x white spots on red paper, 1 x red spots on white paper
1 x red tartan paper, 1 x brown tartan paper
1 x snowflakes on pale blue paper
1 x vanilla Bazzill card,  1 x pack Bling
1 x Joy, Hope & Wonder stamp set
1 x double sided tape
1 x A4 sheet Christmas Designs
1 x pack 10 Flower cards & envelopes
Do pop on over to the main blog via the link above, the other DT members have made lots of lovely cards this month.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Snowflake Owl Acetate Card/Workshop Dates

Here is blog tutorial card for Little Claire, using the lovely 'Snowflake Owl' dinky stamp.
Here is the inside of my little card.
These little cards are quick and easy to make and can use up lots of scrap pieces of card and acetate.
You can pop over to the blog to see my tutorial HERE.
Also, if you live near to The Craft Barn, South Nutfield in Surrey. I will hosting some workshops in November :
Friday, 14th November 2014
Friday, 21st November 2014
Just click on the classes to get full information and prices. We will be having lots of fun, laughter, coffee and cake, I do hope you can join me.
Have a lovely weekend,

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Owls and Snowmen

Hi, thanks for stopping by my blog today.  I am sharing a card and mini envelope album that I have made using two Little Claire stamps. 
Firstly, 'Stocking Owls' is a gorgeous little stamp that you can purchase today at the reduced price of £3.50 (normally £5.50). Just pop on over HERE or give Carol/Gill a call on 0151 648 8777 to reserve yours.
Here is my mini envelope album that is the October Club project using the gorgeous new stamp set 'Christmas Snowmen'
They are great to make using lots of your space envelopes and make great little gifts, if filled with photos and gift cards.
I have added lots of glitter glue to sparkle the album up!

If you want to join the Little Claire club, please pop over to the blog HERE, where you can find my tutorial on both of my projects today, along with a product list.
Am off to have a haircut and a large Costa!
Have a great day,